Lobos Return Home Wednesday Night
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/07/2006
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 7, 2006

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico women's basketball returns home Wednesday night to play host to Colorado State University. The Lobos enter the contest coming off a tough two game road swing at 16-6 on the season and 6-3 in the MWC, while the Rams are 8-12 overall and 2-7 in conference. Tip-off Wednesday, is 7:05 p.m. at The Pit. Also, next up for UNM is TCU, Sunday, Feb. 12, at 3:30 p.m. rather than the original 3:00 p.m. The Blue Star Mothers will be at Sunday's game to collect non-perishable items and toiletries.

TONIGHT'S GAME: Tonight's game features the No. 20/20 Lobos of the University of New Mexico as they play host to the Rams of Colorado State in a Mountain West Conference game. The Lobos will look to avoid losing three straight games for the first time since March of 2000, with losses to BYU, UNLV and Long Beach State.

SCOUTING THE LOBOS: UNM is 16-6 on the season and 6-3 in conference with wins over Oral Roberts in the first round of the preseason WNIT, Cal in the second round, at No. 12 Texas, Marist, Oklahoma State, No. 10 Minnesota, Louisiana Monroe, North Dakota State, home and away against New Mexico State, No. 22 Utah 59-42, at Colorado State 73-57, Wyoming 62-39, at Air Force, San Diego State and UNLV, with losses to Oklahoma twice, at No. 12 Arizona State, at TCU, at BYU and at Utah. New Mexico is led in scoring by sophomore Dionne Marsh at 16.4 ppg. Senior Abbie Letz leads the team in rebounding at 7.7 rpg., while junior Katie Montgomery leads UNM in assists at 3.7 apg.

SCOUTING THE RAMS: Colorado State is currently 8-12 overall and 2-7 in the MWC. The Rams have wins over Concordia-St. Paul, UC Irvine, Colorado, Portland, Northern Colorado, at Texas San Antonio, San Diego State and at San Diego State, with losses to South Dakota State, at Denver, at San Jose State, at Duke, Tulsa, New Mexico, at Utah, UNLV, TCU, at Wyoming, at BYU and Air Force. The leading scorer and rebounder for CSU is Melissa Dennett with 15.3 ppg. and 8.9 rpg. Leading them in assists is Molly Nohr at 3.5 apg.